IBM adds Ubuntu Linux support to Lotus software
At Lotusphere 2008, IBM has announced its intention of offering full Linux support for the new version of its Lotus Symphony office and collaboration package, planned for the second half of this year, and its Open Collaboration Client which adds a Notes client to Symphony.
Antony Satyadas, Lotus marketing chief at IBM, explained that the decision to offer Ubuntu support was made as a result of demand from customers, including major corporations. IBM thinks that now that the necessary business applications are available the era of the Linux desktop has finally arrived. IBM itself uses Linux on its workstation computers.